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At the beginning of a new financial year, several changes have been announced by the authorities regarding immigration visas in Australia. Due to the pandemic, issuing immigration and even tourist visas were under strict limits and rules for quite some time. With the betterment in condition, these rules are changing, and securing visas is becoming normal again. Despite that, the authorities are initiating various changes in the matter. Remaining updated about these details will help you secure an Australian immigration visa in Cobden with more ease than thought.
The changes and updates that you need to know about regarding immigration and issuing of visas for the same purpose should begin with the number of places allocated by the government. For the financial year 2021 – 2022, the Australian government has announced places for 160,000 permanent visas. This number has remained the same as the previous financial year and the one before the pandemic. Therefore, nothing has changed with the possible number of immigrants in this financial year. What has changed is the planning level for each visa program.
Securing a visa to Australia is not that easy. People fail multiple times before being granted permission to live in the country; sometimes, this happens despite professional help. Hence, it is clear that planning is necessary for the whole process of applying for and securing a visa. The new changes in the planning for a visa are going to bring further changes in the industry. Knowing about them beforehand will give you an edge. The planning levels you need to know about are:
Both regional visa programs active in the country (subclasses 491 and 190) have been allocated 11,200 places each in 2021 – 2022, but there are additional details. For instance, the allocations have been distributed between each subclass and within each state and territory of the country.
The numbers for different states and territories are as follows:
NSW – Allocation for skilled nominated (subclass 190) visa is 4000, and for skilled work regional visa (subclass 491) is 3640.
QLD – Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) has been allocated 1000 places, and skilled work regional vias (subclass 491) has been assigned 1250 places.
SA – Allocation for Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) is 2600, and for skilled work regional vias (subclass 491), the number is 2600.
TAS – Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) has received an allocation of 1100 places, and skilled work regional vias (subclass 491) has received the allocation for 2200 places.
VIC – The allocation for Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) is 3500 places, and the allocation for skilled work regional vias (subclass 491) is 500 places.
WA – For this region, the allocation of Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) is 1100 places. For skilled work regional vias (subclass 491), it is 340 places.
ACT – This region has received 600 places in allocation for Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190). For skilled work regional vias (subclass 491), the number is 1400.
NT – Visa allocation for Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) in this area is 500 places, and for skilled work regional vias (subclass 491), it is 500 places.
Based on these changes, it is pretty clear that your approach for immigration visa has to change for 2021 – 2022. It will be better to seek professional help, and for that, please get in touch with Aussie Visa today.